The Arboretum is one of the great natural treasures of D.C., and this year spring has sprung early. The warm late-winter weather has brought a jolt of life back to the Arboretum. While walking through the many gardens and trails, the first colors of spring are popping out everywhere. Crocuses and snowbells have pushed their… Continue reading
The Shriners are instantly recognizable. But have you ever noticed this facade on K St. by Franklin Square, and wondered what was inside?
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today we’re celebrating the love and kindness that we see all over the District. Our gallery of photos includes classic kisses, romantic pairings, friendship bonds, parent/child love, and lots of animal cuteness. The Kiss Love at all ages The formalities of love We love our animals Pairing up The Parent/Child Bond Here’s… Continue reading
The butterfly pavilion at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History opened in 2007. At any one time, this enclosed 1,680-square-foot space hosts 300 to 400 butterflies, representing 50 species from the U.S., Mexico, Central & South America, Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia.
DC’s street trees help absorb carbon, improve air and water quality, provide shade, reduce air conditioning costs, block winter winds and can reduce heating costs, and, some argue, offer psychological and aesthetic benefits as well. More than a third of DC is covered by tree canopy, including about 145,000 street trees. Here are a few that I’m lucky to see… Continue reading
We asked you for your favorite DC shots from 2019, not knowing what to expect. And, we were delighted with the results! Your views of the District were as varied as our city — there are portraits and landscapes; black and white and color photos; images that are stadium huge and still life intimate. You… Continue reading
As the new decade is starting, we want to pause to remember those who have died over the past few years. There’s often both a private and a public component to memorializing the death of people who are well-known or in the news. Here are some public tributes created in D.C. to honor some of… Continue reading
Tweets dominate politics these days, but there was also a day a few years ago when tweets literally dominated Pennsylvania Avenue.
The tweets were printed down Pennsylvania Avenue during the night of May 17, 2012, and remained during most of the next day. Most people walked and drove by the tweets with no idea of why they were there.
Have you grown tired of partridges in pear trees, Christmas stockings, Hallmark specials, and the other ho, ho, hum traditions of the holiday season? If so, why not consider an alternative celebration?
On cold dark nights this December, there’s still a good reason to be outside – D.C. has three great light installations that are free and run all month. Georgetown GLOW Georgetown GLOW, now in its 6th year, features eleven light installations scattered over several blocks and alleyways. Light Yards At Light Yards in Yards Park,… Continue reading